May 3, 2019
In the early morning hours of Friday, May 3, 2019, Helen Patricia Kahl passed away at the Kimberley Special Care Home at the age of 81 years.
Pat was born and raised in Cranbrook by her mother Elsie Robertson. Her dad, Bob Robertson passed away before Pat was born. He was a WW 1 vet and was subjected to shrapnel and mustard gas. Pat, however, spent many happy summers at her grandmother Pat Miller’s farm at Wasa. Her older brother Bob doted on Pat. She attended Mt. Baker School and the best times she had was being a member of the Pop Price “Girls Bugle Band”. She started working for BC Tel and met Carl Kahl, the love of her life. They were married in Cranbrook and had four children; Robert (Bob), Sherri, Darren and Steven. Her hobbies and passions are rocks and dinosaurs. Pat was a self-taught lapidary and sold her polished rocks all over the world. She attended “digs” of dinosaurs and was given a picture of the famous T-Rex “Sue” by Dr. Larson who dug her up in South Dakota.
Pat is survived by her husband Carl, children Bob (Sylvia), two grandsons Cody and Joel, great grandson Rand; daughter Sherri and granddaughters Christa and grandson Andrew; son Darren (Valerie), grandsons Matthew and Aidan and son Steven (Lara), grandson Zachary and granddaughter Taylor. Pat is also survived by her nephew’s wife, Debbie and sons Cory and Jason. Pat was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Bob and one nephew, Ron Munro.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of the Kimberley Special Care home for the care and compassion shown to Pat during her stay there.
A Graveside service will be held for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Pat to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300 – 828 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.
Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home
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